In June there was an interesting snippety-doo-dah article in the Grauniad with advice from various activists for how to sustain the caring and politicking and not get totally burnt out. A frazzled husk is absolutely no use to The Cause. The advice can be summarized: yomping; bonking; boxing; ranting; shrinking; weeping; guilting; diversifying; studying; talking; dogging; cold-showering; tweeting; celebrating; reading; choosing; marching. The best comment included this:
You can't both wring your hands and roll up your sleeves.
True dat!Post-script: what do young radical women do to stay cool: therapy, weight-lifting, rowing